TOP Collection : The Eternal Inspiration

Tokyo Photographic Art Musem

poster for TOP Collection : The Eternal Inspiration
[Image: Eugène Atget "Eclipse" (1912) gelatin-silver print]

Ends in 10 days

Eugène Atget is an important figure in the history of photographic expression so the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum has made a point of collecting his works since it was first established, now boasting 150 of his images in its collection. Over the years the museum has introduced his work from a variety of angles, and in this exhibition it will consider why his views of Paris at the turn of the twentieth century should have continued to exert such a strong influence over photographers up to the present day. What was the spirit of Atget that has been passed down to us throughout the twentieth century and beyond? Focusing on the varied works in the collection, this exhibition addresses this question using Atget’s own photographs as well as those by photographers who came after him.
Venue: Tokyo Photographic Art Museum 3F

[Related Events]
Talk Event: Eugène Atget’s Photography Disclosed
Date: Dec. 8 (Fri) 18:00-19:30
Speaker: Fuminori Yokoe (art critic)
Venue: Studio, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum 1F
Capacity: 50
*Numbered admission tickets will be available from the first floor information desk from 10:00 on the day of the event.

Gallery Talk by the Curator
Dates: Dec. 15 (Fri) 14:00-, Jan. 5 (Fri) 14:00-, Jan. 19 (Fri) 14:00-
*An exhibition admission ticket valid for the date of the talk is required.
*Talk starts from the entrance to the exhibition space on the second floor.
*Events in Japanese.



from December 02, 2017 to January 28, 2018
Closed from Dec. 29 (Fri) to Jan. 1 (Mon). Opens 11:00-18:00 on Jan. 2 (Tue) and Jan. 3 (Wed). Open on Jan. 8 (Mon) but closed on Jan. 9 (Tue).


Adults: ¥600, University Students: ¥500, Seniors 65 and Over, High School Students and Junior High School Students: ¥400, Elementary School Students & Under: Free.

Venue Hours

From 10:00 To 18:00
thursdays closing at 20:00, fridays closing at 20:00
Closed on Mondays
Note:Open on a public holiday Monday but closed the following day. Closed during the New Years holidays.


Address: Yebisu Garden Place, 1-13-3 Mita, Meguro-ku, 153-0062 Tokyo
Phone: 03-3280-0099 Fax: 03-3280-0033

7 minute walk from the East Exit of Ebisu Station on the JR Yamanote and Hibiya lines.

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